Oct. 29 2014
Attention all college students – the time is here. Your opportunity to help set your future in employment and life is NOW.
A little history fact is that the life style of most of you students are the results of many years of unions that were determined to increase the wages, health, safety and pensions of all workers and the end result is a large middle class in America vs most all third world countries with only poor and rich social classes. A sad side note was that many union strikers were actually killed during their efforts such as the Milwaukee Bay View Massacre and the Chicago Hay Market Square union actions.
To move on to now – The present governor’s Act 10 took away the union rights of the public workers decimating all those past efforts and consequently teachers and other public workers are now getting less wages, pension, health insurance, and lost any maintenance of unionization.
What does that mean to you? When you graduate your employment might end up in one of those public employments – such as a nurse, physical therapist, psychologist or others at a public institution at much lower wages and benefits that had been in place for many years before Act 10.
Do you know where that money had been previously spent? Yes, it was spent into our local economy but obviously not any more.
It is known that many of you students are females that will be paid less that[sic] your male counterparts on the same job because – well you are women and your present governor supports that concept of less female pay and you guys – do you support your women? Truth is the next female governor supports equal pay.
How about so many grads who get a job-not in what they graduated but just a job -or even those students that are now working and they are getting paid minimum “living wage” of $7.25/hr.. The present governor doesn’t support an increase. The governor that you can vote for does support a S10.10/hr. min. wage! (Hopefully, you grads will be in your Major employment areas and getting paid more.)
Then there are JOBS – Look at what the potential future skilled business experienced governor has done. Keeping over 1000 jobs in her family company in Wisconsin contributing over $100 Million to our Wisconsin economy when all of these jobs could have easily been shipped overseas –Yes they do have jobs over there for products sold over there-but do you guys know Harley Davidson does that and they also have kept jobs here! The present politician only governor claims he has created l000’s of jobs but doesn’t explain the pay ranges of them especially when the $7.25/hr. is in existence.
So lastly you must ask yourself – do you want to STAND with a governor who wants to “DlVlDE AND CONQUER”, STAND to reduce wages, STAND to reduce health, STAND to reduce pensions. ls this what you STAND for?
Both your opportunity and responsibility in now – Go vote for who you think will be the person who will work for all of us together-Democrats and Republicans – and really moves forward.
– Ken Karwowski